Books »Award Winning
‘John Kinsella’s poems are a very rare feat: they are narratives of feeling. Vivid sight — of landscapes, of animals, of human forms in distant light, becomes insight. There is, often, the shock of the new. But somehow awaited, even familiar. Which is the homecoming of a true poet’ — George Steiner.
In The Hunt particular geographies are in…Read more »
In 1937, the Commonwealth Government and the States resolved to adopt as official policy the removal of Aboriginal children from their families. That policy envisaged the ultimate disappearance of the Aboriginal race. Although this policy was replaced after the Second World War with assimilation, much of the underlying purpose remained. Our State of…Read more »
Loose photographs you can shuffle about. You can pick them up and put them down again in any order you like. Photo albums are for happy families. Children, grown-up, pass them onto their children. When you are thirty-one years old, and the soaring curve of your carefully planned future suddenly freezes into stillness against the sky, photo albums are…Read more »
‘Reading Genre is like looking through the glass wall of a hive buzzing with the exits and entrances of different characters, storylines, trains of though, all bringing home the information from everywhere that puts the terminal frighteners on central planning.’ — Rod Mengham
‘An intelligent book of images, very sophisticated, poetic: a journey…Read more »
by John Long
A strange light on the mountain, a hidden cave, a glowing crystal, an extraordinary time-warp … School holidays had never been like this! What begins as a very ordinary visit to their uncle’s farm, turns into an adventure that Peter and Sarah could never have imagined. An amazing chain of events all add up to an extraordinary secret that they alone…Read more »
by Warren Flynn
Kim had to save the forest and the lake before they were gone forever. She’d lost too much already. At times it felt like she was drowning, and there was no one to hold on to, not even Gary.
‘… the hopes, the dreams and the aspirations that bring people to Australia are shared in this book ..Read more »
by Tracy Ryan
Bluebeard in Drag re-embodies the unsaid of our stories about family and memory. Tracy Ryan’s poems examine the Gothic workings of power within the family, its incursions into the body, and how the body might resist, survive, and even heal.
Powerful, controlled and searingly honest, Bluebeard in Drag is compelling as an exploration of the resources…Read more »
‘Russell does a great job with the character of Deli. She is at once an individual voice and presence in the book, with her battle against booze, her search for love and meaning, and her compassion…there are worse things to do than curling up with Deli for a few hours.’ — The Weekend Australian
A young woman, a decaying house and two brothers…Read more »
Killer Boots, all right. They’d kicked some wicked goals, but Greg was worried. It’d kill him if he had to give them back, and if things went real bad, his mum would kill him too.
Greg lives for footy — playing and watching. Will this be his best season yet? Read more »
‘There are only a handful (or fewer) of English-language poets of his generation whose work is already so original, so fully formed, and so clearly destined to become part of the central tradition’ — Harold Bloom. Read more »
Light Horse Boy at Bologna
Fremantle Press illustrators are again set to shine at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2014. Drawings from Light Horse Boy will feature in the Australian Publishers Association exhibition Hello! from Australia while The Last Viking and Dreamers will feature in the exhibition’s book showcase.